Friday, August 6, 2010

Inspiration

It's late as I write this and I've been busy downloading two weeks worth of photos from my camera. I've signed up for a course with my local camera shop tomorrow morning so I can learn how to use all the bells and whistles on my new camera. When I started blogging, I had no idea how much it would turn me on to photography and how frustrating my point and shoot camera would become.  So when I received an unexpected windfall, I bought myself this Nikon. I've had it for several months and I still don't know how to view pictures on the camera itself or how to work the HD video mode. I guess if I read the manual I might figure it out but, hey, it's summer and I've been busy.


So while I was charging up the battery, (because how embarrassing would it be if I ran out of power halfway through the morning?) I looked over the photos on my laptop and I decided I really do need this course. I wasn't very happy with many of the shots and if I accidentally deleted them during the class it would be no great loss. Then I came across this one, SOOC by the way, and perhaps, just maybe, there is hope for me yet. 
Then again, it could just be the subject matter. Having a model who tugs on your heart strings could be all the inspiration I need.



 ~Good night friends~
 

8 comments:

Deb said...

A gorgeous photo!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I love my Nikon d60. good luck with the photo class!
x
Carole

ain't for city gals said...

Whaaaa...I want that camera!! And the smartest thing to do is take the classes and learn how to use it...I know I would have to ...I think I have like the original digital point and shoot and I hang on to it because I know how to use it...time for me to move on also...(I need a windfall...lol)

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Andrea! I have a Nikon D40 that I've had for about 4 years...I still don't know how to use anything but the auto mode! I hate reading instructions but I REALLY want to learn to use the manual. Maybe you can teach us how to do that once you learn??!! LOL! Anyway that is a GREAT photo...and that's a wonderful camera. Enjoy! Have a great weekend...Maura :)

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Andrea, Oh how I wish I could take that course with you! I've had my new camera since the spring, but I'm very limited in it's use. I even bought a book to teach me, but like you said, life's busy and have I gotten past chapter 2? Nope.
Have fun learning!

Rural Rambler said...

Oh yeah Andrea that is a wonderful capture. I love my Nikon D60 but it likes to boss me around! And I also have to say that I am having a small love affair with my 35mm lens. I can't make myself twist it off. I would like to be heading to your camera class too. Hope you give us an update :)

Elle Bee said...

That photo is exquisite. The coolness of the background colors contrast with the warmth of your boy. I love his expression--I see love, trust and a little bit of reflection in that expression. Simply lovely.

from my front porch... said...

Oooh, I am so jealous! No, I am not the jealous type...But, darn you lucky girl!!!!

I bet the class was great! And now that is all that is on your mind; taking pics!

Boy twin is such a looker :) But, then so is his Mom!

xo, misha

p.s. i will email you on monday when my life slows down Ha!